“They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye. “ – Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
And one day I turned around and saw the guy I was always looking for, stumbling upon my own reflection in the mirror. Sounds like such a nuanced quote to live by but this morning I woke up a new person; rejuvenated yet alone, with so much future ahead of me. I finally decided to wake up everyday and choose myself. I decided I wanted to get to know the person in the mirror. I decided I was a prize to be won and only I could give myself the dreams that come at night. I told myself “you’re one in a million.” Today I woke up in NYC, a new person with a world of possibilities. I thought, “pinch me, is there a catch?How did I get here?” And then I realized did I do this all for myself, I did this all by myself.
I wrote this just after I had moved to New York City in November of 2016. Looking back it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. It has taught me so much about what I want in life, the things I cherish, and, above all, who I really am. I am someone not content with being second best. I am someone not afraid to show you the real me. I am someone who stands up for what they believe in. I am Eddie. And with this knowledge, I am happy. I hope that y’all follow me on this journey and can take something away from my words, photos and other things I share here on this blog.
Crying since ’91. Thriving since ’16